A small bird of the lory family, found chiefly in New Guinea.
- Charmosyna and other genera, family Loridae (or Psittacidae): several species.
- Active fast flying lorikeets and big birds such as cockatoos and macaws should be in a large flight aviary.
- The introduction of exotic diseases and trapping for the pet bird trade are also responsible for the declining numbers of lorikeets in the wild.
- On a leafless European tree, not more than ten yards from my window, are sitting upwards of thirty lorikeets.
Late 18th century: diminutive of lory, on the pattern of parakeet.
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